4 Dutch firms are leading Vietnam's top 100 sustainable business 2017

Dutch companies Heinenken  , Unilever, FrieslandCampina and Akzo Nobel are among Vietnam’s top 100 sustainable businesses 2017.

Vietnam top 100 CSI 2017
Vietnam's top 100 sustainable businesses ceremony

Vietnam’s 100 most sustainable businesses 2017 were announced at a ceremony in Hanoi  early this month. Among them, Heineken rank 1st followed by Unilvever in the 2nd position.

These business were selected from nearly 500 entries to the programme ranking the most sustainable businesses in Vietnam in 2017, jointly conducted by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD).

According to the organisation board, this year’s programme made the assessment on the basis of 134 criteria, focused on socio-economic and environmental aspects.

In the future, the list of criteria will be simplified and revised to suit reality so that it can be applied by micro and small- and medium-sized enterprises.

Addressing the event, VCCI President Vu Tien Loc highlighted the presence of new private firms in this year’s ranking, saying that this proves improvement in the country’s business climate.

Tran Ngoc Anh from Dekalb Vietnam - one of the honoured firms - said the recognition gives her company a motivation to pursue sustainable development goals at home and abroad.